We Finished Moving

Moving is the worst and best thing. I was so excited to move into a bigger place, but as the moving started I was not feeling it.

I always get stuck with the organizing, and moving all the small stuff while my hubby does the big heavy stuff. It’s not fair because he thinks he did the hard work when that is so not true.

The hard work is boxing everything up, knowing where everything is going to go, unpacking everything, and then organizing it.

All the while he is at work and when he comes home to a clean organized house and acts like it was no big deal because he didn’t see the mountain of crap all over the house before it was lugged up the stairs and all put in it’s place.

I swear he thinks I can twinkle my nose or wave my wand and everything goes poof into place. I wish.

We are finally done moving and arranging everything and I am so exhausted. Everyone is happier with more room and the newness of it all.

I never want to move again!!!

School on the Couch, Whatever Works Right


Woo Hoo, finally a school day where we finished everything.

Fourth week of school and it’s been slow going trying to get adjusted to the routine again.

I worked this morning and instead of going back to bed I got the kiddos up earlier than usual.

We had a few mishaps that got us off track at first, but man what a difference it is starting school at 8:00 instead of 10:30. I was ready for a nap at 11:00, but made it through by laying on the couch while MJ read her phonics book and then I read science books about space.

School on theĀ  couch, whatever works right.


Busy Tuesday


The kids and I had a busy day. I wish I would of got up earlier but I stayed up too late. We met my friend Jen and her son at open gym at the Martinsville Gymnastics Academy where my girls take gymnastics on Thursdays.

After the gym we went to the school playground to have lunch. Then we parted ways and I had to go to the library to return and get MJ more books. She loves the library and they have their summer reading program going on. She makes a contract saying how many books she is going to read for the summer and each week she gets a prize when she comes to check out books.


Then we went home and got stuff ready for our 4-H meeting at the community garden. JEM’s group weeded the garden, made pinwheels, and tin pie pan decorations for the garden.

The minis who I’m in charge of made paper plate crafts. I didn’t have as many as I thought I would so it went well and not too messy.

I’m always running out of stuff so we had to go to the store to pick up something easy for dinner. We are on a new healthier diet so going to the store is a challenge because I have to read the labels. We decided on chicken salad and fruit. Very easy and not much cooking just chopping.

Well off to eat dinner.


What a Great Day

Hip Homeschool Hop Button

MJ was in a good playful mood this morning starting her day playing instead of being clingy and whiny. She fell asleep early last night at 8 and woke up about 9 which gave her a well rested night.

JEM is usually the first up and I guess she decided to secretly play barbies. She said she was cleaning the living room when I asked her if she was playing barbies. They looked so inviting to play with, for MJ as well as me. Cinderella was sitting on her couch watching TV with her daughter after a bit of tea.MJ Barbies

The kids and I are not the only ones who like to play with them because they usually look like a tornado hit in the night. Our two funny kittens, Bob and Thunder Cat tackle and wrestle with them while we sleep.

The day started off great with MJ peacefully playing and JEM my independent homeschooler working on her Logic workbook and then her science. She is studying the human body and displaying what she learned in her first lapbook.

We are new to Lapbooking and have found it is a wonderful way to show what she is learning instead of just boring reports and piles of lose paper. With the lapbook she will have her reports, sketches, and more all in one place.

JEM Lapbook

When the day starts off good the whole day seems to go smoothly. After Barbies MJ had breakfast, got dressed and we played with play-dough. Then I eased her into doing school and we worked on phonics. I use Phonics Pathways, the phonics game, and her puppets to learn to read.

MJ playdough

She is doing well, but have to remember she is only 4 and not as eager as JEM was so I have to make it interesting for her, like using the puppets. She started off good but started acting goofy so we took a break and went outside. I wrote the same words with chalk on the sidewalk and she liked that better.

Today was a great day. Don’t you just love those kind of days, when everything runs smoothly?


Monday Ramblings

Monday. I usually feel alright on Monday’s. It being the start of a new week and I get to try and do better than the last. Our homeschooling has been a little slow with the arrival of my son, just because of the newness and distraction of wanting to talk and the kids wanting to play with him. [Read more...]